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Royals chase playoff spot

Kevin Biro and the Parksville Royals have five regular season games remaining and are poised to make the playoffs for the first time in three years.  - James Clarke photo
Kevin Biro and the Parksville Royals have five regular season games remaining and are poised to make the playoffs for the first time in three years.
— image credit: James Clarke photo

No one said it was going to be easy, and some unexpected help has Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals right on track.

The Royals’ run at the club’s first ever BC Premier Baseball League home playoff game took a detour up at Inouye/Wallace field last weekend, as they lost all four of their league games.

“Not really, No,” Royals’ skipper Dave Wallace said when asked if the four losses were a setback. “When we started the year our goal was to make the playoffs, and we’re in the hunt to do that.

“We lost four games by a collective total of six runs,” he countered, adding “there wasn’t anything majorly wrong, there were some little things we didn’t do correctly that cost us and we didn’t get the hits at the crucial times, we had lots of opportunities to score.”

The pinstripes were 8-2 in their last 10 games going into the weekend home stand, but were trimmed 1-0 and 8-6 in Saturday’s double header against the Abbotsford Cardinals, then came up on the short end of 2-0, 6-5 finals against the Vancouver Cannons on Sunday.

GAME ON 

The Royals called up five Juniors for their game in Victoria Thursday (to fill in for the seniors away at Team BC camp) against the Eagles (score unavailable at press time), and close out the high performance league’s 48 game regular season with five games on the Mainland this weekend.

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